Bat causes stir at NH selectman's meeting

August 18, 2011 - 4:42 PM

EPPING, N.H. (AP) — Maybe the bat just wanted to air its concerns to the board.

The Board of Selectmen in Epping, N.H., was discussing road signs this week when the meeting was interrupted for about two minutes by a bat that swooped and flitted over the panel, causing members to duck and chuckle.

The bat was eventually chased out the door.

Selectman James McGeough calls the wildlife encounter a comedy of errors, and jokingly suggested police shoot it.

Board Chairwoman Karen Falcone tells WMUR-TV (http://bit.ly/ps8dmk ) the meeting became a "frenzy."

Town officials have long known that bats live in the tower above town hall, but this was the first time one made an appearance at a meeting.

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Information from: WMUR-TV, http://wmur.com